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February 22, 2020

A 15th Century Children's Courtesy Cook.

This may be a little Off Topic, but it's too good not to share; the British Library has digitized and placed on line "The Lytille Childrenes Lytil Boke, a medieval…
March 08, 2020

08th March 2020: Sunday Jazz @ Springvale Cemetery (Vic, AU)

Enjoy a relaxing Sunday afternoon filled with great food, coffee and the smooth sounds of the New Orleans Swamp Dogs. Located within beautiful gardens, Café Vita et flores' is the…
February 21, 2020

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To bring you topical news from all over, the CCANSW news website is subscribed to a number of feeds and industry related websites. More recently software to help us monitor…
February 21, 2020

A.C.T.: New cemeteries and crematoria laws for a more inclusive city

Canberra families will have greater protections in perpetuity following the death of a loved one with new laws passing the Legislative Assembly today.
February 20, 2020

Ancient infrastructure, resilient future

Foreground has published an interview with Julia Watson, Landscape Architect, in which she reveals lessons from indigenous building practices that might help us design cities that can better weather the…
April 25, 2020

25th April 2020 - Anzac Day Services at Palmdale (NSW)

Annually on 25th April, Creightons Funeral Service will conduct Anzac Day Ceremonies on 25th April, to pay respect to the memory of our service men and women. Services & Wreath…
February 20, 2020

IMBbank: $600,000 available for local community projects in 2020 – Applications Closing Soon

We have received a reminder that the IMB Bank Community Foundation (ICF) applications for funding in 2020 are closing soon. Community groups and charities around NSW and the ACT have…
February 19, 2020

Headstone gives the finger, sent off...

  I confess to liking a bit of humour and wit in epitaphs on headstones and plaques, butI may be wrong;  Adelaide cemetery administrators felt compelled to remove a grave…
February 18, 2020

Design work tender announced for Canberra's southern cemetery

A tender released for the design work of the first stage of the proposed new cemetery in Canberra’s south provides for 2500 burial plots in a lawn and native garden…
February 17, 2020

Dearly Plaques & Memorials comes with a fresh new look for 2020

Dearly Plaques & Memorials announced they are developing new products and listening to cemeteries and the community to find out what they are after, a simple solution to simple problems…
February 17, 2020

Recompose: Human compost funerals 'better for environment'

A pilot study by USA firm Recompose on deceased volunteers showed that soft tissue broke down safely and completely within 30 days when using composting methods. The firm says its…
February 15, 2020

Review of NSW Cemeteries and Crematoria Act

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is commencing a statutory review of the Cemeteries and Crematoria Act 2013. The Cemeteries and Crematoria Act 2013 commenced in 2014 to regulate the…
February 14, 2020

Plotbox Webinar: Turning Your Cemetery Services Digital

Plotbox has announced a webinar demonstrating how the largest cemetery in the Southern Hemisphere migrated its record and mapping systems to the cloud.
February 13, 2020

Members Only Document Storage Library Updates: IPART & A.C.T. IRC Inquiry.

Two documents that may be of interest to members have been added to the document storage. They are the CCANSW's responses to current inquiries in NSW & the A.C.T.
February 12, 2020

NSW: Cemetery Land Use - Contribution to Environmental and Heritage values

Cemeteries & Crematoria NSW have notified us that a report been prepared in order to review the role cemeteries can play in the management and preservation of environmental and heritage…
February 11, 2020

Invocare slump spurs shake up

The Australian Financial Review reports due to Invocare's 20% share slump the company has undergone a substantial internal restructure.